In order to help the world’s most-beloved astrophysicist continue his quest to educate the American public on the cosmos and beyond, someone is giving Neil deGrasse Tyson a late-night talk show.
It’s National Geographic, which has just announced the new show Star Talk, set to premiere this year. Star Talk get its name from Tyson’s podcast of the same name, StarTalk Radio. The two will share a format as well – inviting celebrities, comedians, and scientists on to discuss the latest happenings. Cosmic happenings.
“Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” Tyson said in a statement. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe.”
Yeah, I’m self-aware that the ShipOfTheImagination on the #CosmosFinale & the entire series is Badass. pic.twitter.com/9Zy2R9Gx5k
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 9, 2014
The show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History.
Why not give Tyson another show? His last one was a pretty big hit.